Removing Decals

Bumper stickers and dealer emblems are usually attached to a car with glue. The best way to loosen glue is heat, so try heating it up with a hair dryer. Use a putty knife, with its blade wrapped in duct tape to work the label up as the glue warms up.
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Stain Removal

Working with tools can a pleasurable, relaxing, and rewarding experience, but sometimes the blood, sweat and tears, not to mention grease and oil, that go into your work can spill onto your clothing. Not that you wear your best duds on the job, but it very likely that you wear your most comfortable. So here are a few remedies for getting these stains out and keeping your work clothing respectable: 1) Grease and oil - Gently rub in talcum powder, cornmeal or cornstarch, wait a few minutes for it to set, then remove with either a sponge or brush. 2) Perspiration -Saturate and rub with white vinegar before tossing in the washing machine. 3) Rust - Rub with lemon juice and salt, then rinse thoroughly with water. 4) Blood spots - If the fabric is bleachable, douse it with hydrogen peroxide or diluted ammonia. Then rinse it in cool water. Do not rinse with hot water... it will set the bloodstain. 5) Grass stains - Apply rubbing alcohol liberally to the stained area before you put it in the washer.
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Cleaning Products For Hispanics?

Cleaning Products For Hispanics?

We understand target marketing, but even this seems a little extreme. Clorox -- that well-known cleaning company who's name calls to mind the word "bleach" -- has just released a suite of cleaning products designed for Hispanics. "Clorox Fraganzia," as…

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Spring Clean Up

Spring Clean Up

This week my town started to pick up yard refuse again. (Bless them.) All winter big broken branches from last fall's snowstorm and our winter windstorms have been cluttering up the yard. Add to that the usual spring cleanup stuff.…

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LG’s New Robot Vacuum

LG’s New Robot Vacuum

At CES last week LG debuted its new HOM-BOT, the latest in robotic vacuuming. The HOM-BOT features enhanced navigation technology that relies on cameras and sensors to effectively map a room and avoid potential obstacles. An upper camera focuses on…

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Breast Cancer And Cleaning Products

Breast Cancer and Cleaning Products

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, The Maid Brigade -- a Green Clean Certified cleaning service -- has posted some interesting information on a possible link between household cleaning products and breast cancer. According to the short video on…

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After Irene: The Hardest Hit Town

After Irene: The Hardest Hit Town

The Burlington Free Press -- Vermont's biggest paper -- ran a story today about the residents of Wilmington, Vermont, arguably the hardest hit town during Tropical Storm Irene. During the storm the Deerfield River, which runs through town, swelled and…

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